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Frenette, Marc; Frank, Kristyn – Statistics Canada, 2016
This "Economic Insights" article documents age-adjusted mean earnings by detailed field of study among 25- to 54-year-old university and college graduates who worked full year, full time in 2010. The data are drawn from the 2011 National Household Survey. The results suggest that management sciences and quantitative methods graduates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Income, Education Work Relationship
Hou, Feng; Bonikowska, Aneta – Statistics Canada, 2016
It has been well documented that the children of immigrants in Canada outperform their peers with Canadian-born parents in educational attainment, and that the two groups have similar labour market outcomes. However, large variations by ethnicity or source country exist among the children of immigrants. This study examines the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Educational Attainment, Employment
Statistics Canada, 2016
From an economic perspective, the arrival of international students on Canadian campuses can represent a flow of highly skilled talent that can help ease domestic skills shortages not filled by the native-born population. A recent study notes that of the cohort of international students who came to Canada to study during the 1990s and early 2000s,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Enrollment Trends, College Students
LaRochelle-Côté, Sébastien; Hango, Darcy – Statistics Canada, 2016
Based on a self-reported measure of overqualification, this article examines the association between overqualification and skills among workers aged 25 to 64 with a university degree, using data from the 2012 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). This article also examines the extent to which overqualified…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Adults, Foreign Countries
Arriagada, Paula; Hango, Darcy – Statistics Canada, 2016
Existing research shows that higher cognitive skills, such as literacy and numeracy, are associated with greater labour force participation and higher earnings, as well as a positive relationship with self-reported health status. However, this research has not focused specifically on the Aboriginal population in Canada. This article examines the…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Literacy, Numeracy, Nonreservation American Indians
Ferguson, Sarah Jane – Statistics Canada, 2016
Canada's knowledge-based economy--especially the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)--continues to grow. Related changes in the economy, including shifts to globalized markets and an emphasis on innovation and technology, all mean that education is more and more an integral component of economic and social well-being.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Educational Attainment, Qualifications
Frenette, Marc; Chan, Ping Ching Winnie – Statistics Canada, 2015
This study examines the roles played by student characteristics, school resources and practices, peer effects, and province fixed effects in accounting for differences in the academic outcomes of private and public high school students. Private high school students score significantly higher than public high school students on reading,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Public Schools, Private Schools, High School Students
Statistics Canada, 2015
The skills youth acquire at the end of their formal education are partly a reflection of the career plans and accompanying program choices they have made throughout their education. Whether these choices best meet Canadian labour market requirements has been the subject of considerable discussion and policy development over the past decade. The…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Decision Making, Foreign Countries, Career Planning
Hango, Darcy; Hamilton, Lynn; Ferguson, Sarah Jane; Zhao, John – Statistics Canada, 2015
This article examines the differences in the location of study of immigrant adults aged 25 to 64 with a university education (i.e., with at least a bachelor's degree). It provides results by period of immigration (pre-1990, the 1990s, and the 2000s) and provides a more in-depth analysis of factors that are linked to the location of study for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, College Graduates, School Location
Frank, Kristyn; Frenette, Marc; Morissette, René – Statistics Canada, 2015
This "Economic Insights" article documents the evolution of real annual wages and salaries and employment patterns of young postsecondary graduates by field of study from 2005 to 2012. Results are shown for Canadian-born individuals aged 25 to 34 who are college graduates or hold a bachelor's degree. The data are drawn from the linked…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Employment Patterns, Young Adults
Turner, Annie; Thompson, Amanda – Statistics Canada, 2015
School mobility--changing schools--can have a negative effect on children's academic success. Research in the general population has shown that changing schools is associated with difficulties in school (Mehana and Reynolds, 2004; Mantzicopoulos and Knutson, 2000; Demie, 2002; Alexander, Entwistle and Dauber, 1996). A change of schools may affect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Student Mobility, Outcomes of Education
Frenette, Marc; Chan, Ping Ching Winnie – Statistics Canada, 2015
In Canada, about 6% of 15-year-olds attend a private school. Although some provincial governments subsidize a portion of the costs, parents must still pay for their child to attend. Differences in the academic outcomes of children who attend public and private schools continue to attract public attention. A central issue is the extent to which…
Descriptors: High School Students, Private Schools, Educational Opportunities, Outcomes of Education
Hou, Feng; Zhang, Qi – Statistics Canada, 2015
Canada is well-known for its success in integrating the children of immigrants into the education system and labour market. In particular, the children of immigrants generally outperform the children of Canadian-born parents in educational attainment by a large margin. Previous studies have attributed this success to the socioeconomic and cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Regional Characteristics, Outcomes of Education, Immigrants
Ferguson, Sarah Jane; Wang, Shunji – Statistics Canada, 2014
Knowledge and skills are increasingly important to innovation, productivity, economic growth and competitiveness. For Canada, a better educated population and a highly skilled workforce are vital to ensure successes in the face of growing global competition. Higher education can provide individuals with knowledge and skills needed to participate…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment, Debt (Financial), Cooperative Education
Brockington, Riley – Statistics Canada, 2009
This report provides trends on public school enrolments, educators and expenditures. It uses figures provided by provincial and territorial departments of education on public elementary and secondary schools. Tables and definitions are appended. A cumulative index is included. (Contains 80 charts, 35 tables and 5 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Public Schools, Educational Indicators, Research Reports
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